confused flour beetle


noun

a brown flour beetle, Tribolium confusum, that feeds on stored grain and grain products.

Nearby words

  1. confucianism,
  2. confucius,
  3. confuse,
  4. confused,
  5. confused elderly,
  6. confusing,
  7. confusion,
  8. confusticate,
  9. confutation,
  10. confute

Origin of confused flour beetle

apparently so called because it is confused with similar beetles

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